By Pranav Shahaney

11th Mar, 2022 | 6:40pm

Phil Hay shares why Leeds United fans booed during Aston Villa loss

Phil Hay claims that the Leeds United fans were booing the referee once the half-time whistle blew against Aston Villa on Thursday night.

Leeds eventually ended up losing the game 3-0 and the boos were not directed towards the players or manager Jesse Marsch.

However, the mood around Elland Road was glum throughout the game as Marsch suffered his second defeat on the trot.

Via his personal Twitter account, Hay wrote, “Boos at half-time (a fair few aimed at the referee). That’s a big step back from Leicester. No control and no threat going forward. It’s set up for Villa to win as it stands. Half-time reshuffle a very early test for Marsch.”

Glum

The less that can be said about the game, the better.

Leeds were second best in all departments and deserved to get humiliated in front of their home fans.

Since Marcelo Bielsa joined, this was the lowest number of attempts (4) they’ve had in a league game.

That means that while Marsch may have solidified things defensively, he’s taken away the attacking freedom from some of the players.

We don’t think that’s the right way to go about it and something needs to change quickly.

Hopefully, Patrick Bamford’s return may turn things for the better, but there is still is a lot of work left to be done and Marsch quickly needs to get the fans and players onside.

In other Leeds United news, Steve McManaman claims that a Whites man has already lost the trust of fans after what happened this week.